JDK8 Preliminary Repository Layout
kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Tue Mar 8 18:32:36 PST 2011
First, if we talk about the mercurial forests, it has nothing to do with the Mercurial Forest Extension.
What we really have is a set of nested repositories, sometimes called our "forest" of repositories.
This email is just about the actual layout of the repositories for jdk8.
The initial thinking at this time is that the openjdk8 open forest will look very much like openjdk7:
7 repositories total. Cloned from the openjdk7 repos so we will have all the openjdk7 history in the openjdk8 repositories.
Just for discussion sake, not that you can see what is behind the closed curtains, we are considering changing
the closed overlay a little, from the current jdk7 (bold is a closed repo):
To something a little simplier like:
The existence of these closed repos should not be a surprise, and it should have no impact on the openjdk itself.
We are just trying to consolidate and have fewer repositories. Just thought it might be of interest.
But back to the openjdk8 forest.
Other ideas were considered:
* Folding jaxp/jaxws into the root or jdk8/jdk repo
* Separating out the jdk demos from the jdk repo to a separate "demos" repository
* Separating out the client (awt/swing/etc) code from the jdk repo into a separate repo
* Updating the corba sources changing it to an ant build
None of this seemed urgent to do out of the gate, or delay getting a preliminary jdk8 layout defined.
I know there is some interest in pulling the actual jaxp/jaxws sources back into their repos, that will
be discussed separately, we have multiple issues with that, but I am well aware of the pains that the
source drop zip files have created.
As always, we would like to get comments, or additional ideas.
* Forest Extension and it's replacement
* Mercurial server update to 1.8 or newer
* Build&Test system 
* Open bug tracking system 
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